Our recent survey revealed that almost half of you think there are not enough books featuring middle-aged or older female characters. In response to that, we're delighted to announce that, together with HQ, an imprint of HarperCollins, we are launching a fiction writing competition for women writers over the age of 40. We will specifically be looking for stories featuring a leading character aged over 40.
Applicants are invited to submit 20,000 words to HQ by 23:59 BST on 30 September 2019. Five shortlisted writers will receive editorial feedback, with the overall winner being offered a publishing contract with HQ.
Judges of the competition include Gransnet editor Cari Rosen, HQ Publishing Director Kate Mills, author Sarah Morgan and journalist Nina Pottell.
All details including dates and T&Cs can be found here.
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